Global Issues

Venezuela Gets U.N. Seat; Turkey Is Denied

Venezuela secured a seat on Thursday at the global table of high power, the United Nations Security Council, while Turkey, was resoundingly defeated.


Exxon owed $1.6bn by Venezuela for 2007 nationalisation

Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for expropriated assets, an international arbitration tribunal has decided.


  • Better Together

    The Pacific Alliance is achieving significant results. Three years ago, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru decided to move toward deeper economic and commercial integration. The effort was based on our common belief that the free movement of people, goods, services and capital can help us achieve greater welfare and social inclusion for our citizens.

  • End the U.S. Embargo on Cuba

    Scanning a map of the world must give President Obama a sinking feeling as he contemplates the dismal state of troubled bilateral relationships his administration has sought to turn around. He would be smart to take a hard look at Cuba, where a major policy shift could yield a significant foreign policy success.

  • Challenger would change Brazil’s ties with region’s left

    If opposition candidate Aecio Neves wins Brazil’s Oct. 26 runoff election — a possibility that virtually no pollster is ruling out — South America’s biggest country would “de-politicize” its foreign policy and end 12 years of preferential ties with Venezuela, Argentina and other leftist governments, top aides to Neves say.

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Socialism rules OK


The travails of ALBA

The more successful of Latin America’s populists have become more pragmatic

DEA 'most interested' in U.S. investors in Canadian marijuana firms

U.S. investors in Canada's medical marijuana industry are betting they will not fall under the scrutiny of U.S. law enforcement officers - but it is a risky bet.

Bolivia's Fire-Proof President

On Sunday, Bolivians are widely expected to re-elect their president, Evo Morales, for an unprecedented third term.

PetroCaribe and the Caribbean Single point of failure

“THAT’S how Chávez earned a place in heaven,” said Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president, on a visit to New York last month. Mr Maduro was lauding a programme begun by his predecessor, Hugo Chávez,.....


Everyone’s a traveler

The phrase “Who let the cat out of the bag?” adapts well to the numbers released September in a report by the World Tourism Organization, and which claims that tourism world-wide continues to.....

The gentle side of Pasto

The pilot swerved through the darkening storm clouds trying to find a patch of mountain and some visible tarmac in which to come to a screeching halt. Arrival in Pasto is never for the faint.....

A permanent vacation

Ever take a holiday that you wished would never end?  Imagine if you went on vacation and loved it so much you never came back, or decided to move there a few years down the road.

Why do people associate the Caribbean with paradise?

The islands of the Caribbean haven't always been described as "paradise". What does this tell us about both the region and the Eden of people's imagination, asks Carrie Gibson.


How Hospital Ships Could Help The Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak has become an international crisis that has caused raised security at airports, an influx of pop-up hospitals in Liberia and.....

Conquer Stress and Master Sleep for a Richer Life

It’s no secret that when someone is tired, motivation and mood suffer and stress becomes more difficult to cope with. Feeling stressed may also.....

Stress, Insomnia, Depression -- Repeat!

There's increasing real evidence -- not just anecdotal -- for the bio-psychosocial relationship between stress, insomnia and depression, and the.....

How A Second Language Betters Your Brain

Speaking more than one language has some advantages beyond ordering food in the local tongue -- psychologists believe that bilingualism has many.....

Identity / Culture

Cuban athletes face hurdles on road to sporting glory

Looming down on Cuba's young athletes as they train at the Pan American Stadium on the outskirts of Havana is a billboard with an image of Che Guevara and his famous words "Hasta la victoria,.....

Top Gear crew 'chased by thousands and ordered out of country'

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has claimed he was thrown out of Argentina by state officials after being pelted with rocks.

Rio 2016 Olympics on track, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee says it is satisfied with the progress made by the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics.

Club to name stadium after Pope

Argentine football club San Lorenzo has announced it will name its new stadium after Pope Francis.

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Colombian Movie to Compete in Tokyo Film Festival

The Colombian movie “Los Hongos” (The Fungi) is to compete in the official section of the Tokyo International Film.....

Gustavo Cerati, a South Americam Star

Gustavo Cerati, the Argentine singer-songwriter who led Soda Stereo, one of the most popular and influential.....

Miley Cyrus gig banned in Dominican Republic over morals

It seems that her twerking has offended the government in the Dominican Republic because Miley Cyrus has been banned.....

Shakira hit song Loca 'broke copyright laws'

A hit song performed by Colombian pop star Shakira was indirectly copied from another songwriter's work, a federal.....